Labour leader Brendan Howlin says capital investment needs to be directed away from Dublin, and into Ireland’s regional economies.
His comments come following party colleague Alan Kelly’s dismissal of the new National Planning Framework as a Dublin-centric document.
Speaking to WLR News, Brendan Howlin said that investment needs to be made based on each region’s economic strengths.
He says Waterford City should be a driver of that, Waterford County and the South East generally should benefit from that. He says there is no clear plan about doing that.
The Labour leader said that the IDA needs to have a stronger hand in directing foreign direct investment to the regions.